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Dever steps down

Judge James C. Dever III, the federal judge slated to handle the sentencing of former House Speaker Jim Black, has stepped aside.

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New Watauga HS: Commissioners consider neighbors’ requests

A plan to move 25 graves from the property for the new Watauga High School to Mount Lawn Memorial Park is not the only issue Watauga County Commissioners have dealt with this week.

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Construction accident at Sugar Mountain Reserve #2

The victim of a construction accident at Sugar Mountain Reserve Project #2 was transported via ambulance to Cannon Memorial Hospital yesterday.

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‘Signatures in Space’ takes off in Lenoir: Literally!

West Lenoir Elementary students are participating in a program that will send their autographs to space via shuttle.

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$60,000 fire proves fatal for dog: Still under investigation

While the house on Hickory Nut Gap Road in Avery County is still standing after last Wednesday’s blaze, reparations will be expensive according to Avery Fire Marshal David Charles Vance.

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$1,500 worth of guns missing in WilkesSomeone went inside a residence on Elkin Highway and took $1,500 worth of firearms, Wilkes County deputies say.
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High Country has a tennis champ

Hang onto your rackets- we’ve got a tennis champ in our midst. Boone native Paul Goode just won the North Carolina State Closed Men’s Tournament.

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The State Division of Nonpublic Education says admission on the rise

The state Division of Nonpublic Education has released its 2006-2007 statistics for non-conventional public school statistics. 

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Dole representative to hold office hours

A representative from Senator Elizabeth Dole’s office is holding office hours Monday in Watauga County.

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‘Fire-safe’ cigarettes?A state House committee approved a bill yesterday that would require tobacco companies to make and sell cigarettes that burn out if left unattended.  Full Story
 
Man falls 15 feet at Sugar Mountain Reserve #2

An unidentified construction worker was putting siding on a building as part of the Sugar Mountain Reserve Project #2 this afternoon when he fell approximately 15 feet to the ground.

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Graves to go to Mount Lawn

A series of graves found at the construction site of the new Watauga High School will be relocated to Mount Lawn Memorial Park, Commissioners decided today.

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Congressional mailings questioned: Foxx defends $326,642 expense

In yesterday’s Winston Salem Journal, congressional spending was questioned, including decisions made by local Republican Congressmen Virginia Foxx and Patrick McHenry.

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'Not over 'till it's over,' Queen says of split

A district split proposed by Senator Joe Sam Queen has hit a snag.

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Bambi: Look, don’t touch, biologist says

It’s fawning season in North Carolina, and, as a result, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is urging people not to mess with fawns.

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Man says he needs phone- steals lady’s purse

A 76-year-old was the victim of purse theft.

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Alleged grocery thief caught, ham in tow

Wilkesboro Police had their hands full at Food Lion on Sunday.

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Bank robber could strike again, police say

Police are still seeking a suspect that they believe robbed two Catawba County banks last week.

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Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation gains board member

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation gained a new board member.

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